Critical autumn fixtures provide comfort for Celtic


A big pitfall in the autumn fixtures is who you face after a demanding European game.  Teams are more likely to drop points domestic away from home immediately after an away European game than in any other scenario.

A few years back, Celtic had the misfortune of four domestic away games after European fixtures, a wave of complaints perhaps ensured these fixtures are now evenly spread, as they are this time.  Following our Champions League games, we have away trips to St Mirren, St Johnstone and Livingston, and we face Livingston, Hibs and Dundee United at home.

Livingston caused Celtic lots of problems last season, so facing them twice will cause some concern.  In their corresponding fixtures, Newco have home and away games against Aberdeen, who are a perennial thorn in the Ibrox club’s soft underbelly.  Points will be dropped by whoever is unprepared.

Celtic, Newco and Hearts – likely to be Scotland’s group stage competitors, are all kept apart after European games, to assist fixture scheduling problems.  Motherwell and Dundee United may surprise everyone and qualify for the Conference League groups.

Between the league kick-off at home to Aberdeen on 31 July and facing Ross County on 12 November, when club football breaks for the World Cup, Celtic will play 16 games in the league, six in the Champions League and probably two in the League Cup.

24 games in 15 weeks sounds like a lot, but it will be our lightest load at the start of the season in many years.  Others are likely to play 28 games in that time.

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  1. prestonpans bhoys on

    Clarke would pick Gordon and play one of three in goals.



    Manager who plays players out of position, cause he’s a genius😕

  2. GFTB


    £1 ew on Zalatoris @ 50s


    £1.50 ew on Bradley @ 22s



    Hope to get a return from one.


    But you never know with golf.


    Thomas was 7 shots behind at the PGA and won.


    I had £2 ew @ 18s on him

  3. St Tams 7.13pm



    Good stuff



    I looked at Thomas on the final day of the pga but thought he was just too far back … great shout

  4. Porridge the movie on the beeb, The footbal training and then the game is so accurate of the 70s. Train and play on ice, snow , wind, blowing a hoolie.

  5. Them young Full Backs are very good ,I think you have picked Anthony Ralston simply because he plays for the Hoops BADABING 😊😊

  6. So very excited about who is coming to Celtic.



    Callum was an unbelievable Capitano last Season. Ohmega!!



    The Bhoys frae Japan were something else, truly magical, Ange is a hard task master and Reo will be the best player @ Celtic this coming Season, IMO.



    I could be right, I might be wrong.






  7. Bada 8.23pm



    “Scheffler the man to beat“



    His main handicap is that I bet him today at 6s



    That’s Scottie bhoys downfall :-)

  8. Its funny watching the Huns looking for clues to find out if Mike Ashley is connected to Castore.


    Huns new Castor’s strip on sale from SD,before any Hun outlets .Newcastle new season strip on sale in SD,before official launch.


    Castore shop moving to new premises.


    Owned by Mike Ashley.

  9. 600000 beats 5 Million fakesters.



    We will Never be defeared whilst Ireland has such Sons.



  10. What is with the American crowds – shouting on the backswing – in the hole – bit of etiquette required

  11. I don’t agree with the initial part of this clip, however, his comments regarding his previous employer are interesting.



    I also read ( can’t remember where ) recently, that Murdoch might focus his media outlets on Scotland to the successful Australian angle.



    Personally, I hope not.



  12. SAINT STIVS on 19TH JUNE 2022 7:49 PM


    Porridge the movie on the beeb, The footbal training and then the game is so accurate of the 70s. Train and play on ice, snow , wind, blowing a hoolie.




    Is that the one when they play ‘without you’ Nilssen?



    Loved that song after seeing the film on TV in the 70s